Freitag, 26. Januar 2007

As Bush Spy Plan Weakens, Answers Are Still Needed

By now you’ve no doubt heard the news that the Bush administration has conceded that the judicial branch has a role in overseeing surveillance by the NSA.

Last week’s extraordinary reversal by the administration, which we greet with skepticism — came just two weeks before our ACLU v. NSA hearing in a federal court of appeals and one day before the Attorney General was to testify before Congress.

This shift is a sure sign that the determination of the ACLU and supporters like you is starting to pay off but many questions remain before we can take this move as a real change in policy. And the last thing we should do is let an ambiguous concession exempt the Bush administration from the intense Congressional scrutiny that our democracy demands.

"The Justice Department announcement is a quintessential flip-flop," said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU Executive Director. "The NSA was operating illegally and this eleventh-hour ploy is clearly an effort to avoid judicial and Congressional scrutiny. Despite this back flip, the constitutional problems with the president's actions remain unaddressed."

On Jan. 31, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is scheduled to hear the government’s appeal from a ruling in ACLU v. NSA declaring the NSA warrantless wiretapping program unconstitutional. The court should still rule on the case since the Justice Department stated that the president still retains the inherent authority to engage in wiretapping without the oversight of the FISA court. Without more information about what the secret FISA court has authorized, there is no way to determine whether the NSA’s current activities are lawful.

"The legality of this unprecedented surveillance program should not be decided by a secret court in one-sided proceedings," said Ann Beeson, lead counsel in ACLU v. NSA and Associate Legal Director of the ACLU. "And without a court order that prohibits warrantless wiretapping, Americans can’t be sure that their private calls and e-mails are safe from unchecked government intrusion."

To read more about the ACLU’s concerns with the NSA warrantless wiretapping program, go to http://www.aclu.org/nsaspying

The Justice Department’s letter to Congress on the NSA warrantless wiretapping program is up at: http://www.aclu.org/safefree/general/28043leg20070117.html



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ACLU: The State of Civil Liberties

By Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director

The Bush administration’s policies in the "war on terror" have undercut the American Constitution, eroding it and placing its bedrock principles in peril. Previous Congresses consistently turned a blind eye to the administration’s unrelenting attempts to ignore or override civil liberties. Our Constitution and our civil liberties are under attack like never before in history.

We have listened to President Bush preach the value of building democracies overseas even while here at home his administration - from the White House and through several federal departments and agencies - instituted policies that steadily eroded civil liberties.

Whether it is eliminating one of the cornerstones of our Constitution, habeas corpus, or denying due process of law, or illegally spying on American citizens or engaging in the un-American and immoral practices of torture and extraordinary rendition, this administration deliberately and with callous disregard for the principles this nation holds dear tore at the very fabric of our Constitution. The 107th, 108th and 109th Congresses willfully allowed the administration a free hand and abdicated their responsibilities to the American people and the Constitution they swore to uphold.

It is time to end these abuses of power and immediately restore our basic civil liberties so arrogantly abrogated by the Bush administration. We must restore honor and respect to our Constitution and the American principles it embodies. Congress must act immediately to reassure the American people that their country will remain true to its founding principles of freedom, fairness and democracy. This Congress needs to act because, sadly, the damage to our core American values has already been done.

To read the ACLU’s "The 2007 State of Civil Liberties in America," go to: http://www.aclu.org/safefree/general/28108leg20070122.html

In the days following President Bush's annual State of the Union address, many Americans are talking about where our country is headed. It's important we make sure civil liberties aren't left out of these conversations. Send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about these issues:
http://action.aclu.org/site/R?i=3iKJzh0kTg2ZOsqD5ycUNg..

Save the Grenada Dove From Extinction

http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/grenada

FEINGOLD TO CHAIR JUDICIARY HEARING ON CONGRESS'S POWER TO END A WAR

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/17729



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Bush: After Iraq, Iran?

Intimidation or strike preparations? The American president has assured Jacques Chirac that he still favors diplomacy with respect to Iran. Yet, indicators of war preparations against the Islamic Republic are increasing.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012607G.shtml

Bush Authorizes Killing of Iranian Agents in Iraq

The Bush administration has authorized the US military to kill or capture Iranian operatives inside Iraq as part of an aggressive new strategy to weaken Tehran's influence across the Middle East. The wide-ranging plan has several influential skeptics in the intelligence community, at the State Department and at the Defense Department, who said they worry it could push the growing conflict between Tehran and Washington into the center of a chaotic Iraq War.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012607D.shtml

Why Did the White House Reverse Course on Domestic Spying?

Several leading Democratic congressmen Thursday called on US Department of Justice Inspector General Glen Fine to expand the IG's investigation of the warrantless government surveillance program aimed at alleged domestic and foreign terrorist suspects.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012607B.shtml



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Wariness over a potential American attack on Iran

Wariness over a potential American attack on Iran has been on the rise for months. This wariness became outright fear in certain circles as last November's midterms approached. Concerns rose again over the last several weeks after Bush's poorly-received speech justifying the "surge" of US troops into Iraq. A centerpiece of that speech was his blunt threat to the government in Tehran about any meddling with the situation in Baghdad. Astute observers of the Iraq situation found this threat both odd and disturbing.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012607A.shtml



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Grünen-Fraktionschefin fordert Stopp der Gentechnikgesetzesnovelle

"Abstandsregeln": Grünen-Fraktionschefin fordert Stopp der Gentechnikgesetzesnovelle

26.01.07

Grünen-Fraktionschefin Renate Künast fordert von Bundesagrarminister Horst Seehofer (CSU) den Stopp der geplanten Novelle des Gentechnikgesetzes. Seehofer könne noch so viele Abstandsregeln einführen, trotzdem werde er viele Bauern dadurch ruinieren, sagte Künast der "Neuen Osnabrücker Zeitung". Der Minister gehe vor den Interessen großer Konzerne und einer Hand voll Wissenschaftler in die Knie. Die Verbraucher wollten aber zu fast 80 Prozent keine Agrogentechnik auf ihrem Teller haben.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet: http://www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=15211



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USA/EU: Neues Flugdatenabkommen in Arbeit

http://quintessenz.at/d/000100003799

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"Einfachere Datennutzung": Schäuble sprach mit US-Minister über neues Flugpassagierdaten-Abkommen

26.01.07

Die deutsche EU-Ratspräsidentschaft strebt mit den USA ein neues Abkommen zur Übermittlung und Nutzung von Flugpassagierdaten an. Dies kündigte Bundesinnenminister Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) am Freitag nach einem Treffen mit US-Heimatschutzminister Michael Chertoff an. Schäuble will angeblich erreichen, dass nach einer bestimmten Frist für den Zugang zu den Daten strengere Voraussetzungen gelten sollen und die Dauer der Speicherung verkürzt wird. Laut Chertoff wollen die USA weiterhin die Daten wie bisher erhalten und darüber hinaus eine einfachere Nutzung erreichen. Fluggesellschaften aus der EU müssen bei Einreise in die USA bis zu 34 Daten ihrer Passagiere an die USA-Sicherheitsbehörden übermitteln.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet: http://www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=15209

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EU/USA: Flugdatenabkommen, neu, Volltext
http://quintessenz.org/d/000100003891



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CIA Gets in Your Face(book)

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/internet/0,72545-0.html

Is FDA Promoting or Regulating Cloned Meat and Milk?

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Cloned_Meat_and_Milk.php

Staatlich verordnete Nutzerdatenspeicherung wird auch in den USA zum Thema

Von Europa lernen, heißt Überwachen lernen
http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/24/24519/1.html



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US-Soldaten können vermeintliche iranische Agenten im Irak töten

Die US-Regierung dreht weiter an der Eskalationsschraube mit Iran, während dieser seine Raketentechnik weitertreibt.

http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/24/24523/1.html

Tell Congress to Pass Tough Global Warming Legislation

Take Action! Send a Message
http://www.nrdconline.org/ct/o7LvOrd18umv/

Protect the World's Greatest Salmon Fishery

http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/earthworks/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6566&track=EWemail

This Is What Civil War Looks Like

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/Video_Shia_Iraqi_soldiers_beat_Sunnis_0125.html

Source: http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2007/01/26/baghdad_brutality.php

The Forgotten American Dead

by Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com

It's been easy for us to ignore the cost of this war because it's been borne by rural America.

http://ga3.org/ct/Ld20pgF12mld/



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Beyond Net Neutrality: Internet Freedom

by Ben Scott, TomPaine.com

After winning a major battle over Net neutrality, we need to define the new boundaries.

http://ga3.org/ct/Sd20pgF12mls/



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=net+neutrality

Manipulating The Oil Reserve

by Thomas I. Palley, TomPaine.com

Here's how Bush and Cheney pay off their friends in Big Oil at your expense.
http://ga3.org/ct/S720pgF12mlx/



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Mayors Launch Effort to Fight Poverty

Governments should work with private enterprise to boost educational opportunities and the minimum wage to help millions of Americans who are stranded in poverty, US mayors said in a report released Thursday. "More than 37 million Americans are counted as officially poor, and more children grow up in poverty in the United States than in any other leading industrialized nation," Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told a meeting of the bipartisan US Conference of Mayors, where the yearlong study was unveiled.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012607O.shtml

Tens of Thousands Head to Capital to Step Up Anti-War Drive

Tens of thousands of demonstrators are set to arrive in the capital this weekend for a major anti-war march, staging the first of several protests intended to persuade the new Democratic-controlled Congress to do more than simply speak against President Bush's Iraq policy.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012607L.shtml



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Jan27

Secrecy Is at Issue in Suits Opposing Spy Program

The Bush administration has employed extraordinary secrecy in defending the National Security Agency's highly classified domestic surveillance program from civil lawsuits. Plaintiffs and judges' clerks cannot see its secret filings. Judges have to make appointments to review them and are not allowed to keep copies. Judges have even been instructed to use computers provided by the Justice Department to compose their decisions. But now the procedures have started to meet resistance.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012607K.shtml



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Cheney Forced Stall to Pre-War Intel Probe

Vice President Dick Cheney put "constant" pressure on the Republican former head of the Senate Intelligence Committee to stall an investigation into the Bush administration's use of flawed intelligence on Iraq. Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia said it was "not hearsay" that Cheney, a leading proponent of invading Iraq, pushed Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), to drag out the probe. "It was just constant."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012607J.shtml



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Fotofahndung und Überwachung in Mainz

http://www.aku-wiesbaden.de/artikel_167.htm

Protesting Gitmo

CounterPunch
by Frida Berrigan

01/25/07

On January 11, 2007 more than 100 people in orange jumpsuits trudged slowly from the Supreme Court to the Federal District Court in Washington, DC. Black hoods covered their faces. Another 400 protesters followed ‘the prisoners’ as they tried to enter the U.S. court building. This bit of political theater symbolically brought the plight of tortured and indefinitely detained prisoners out of the legal shadows of Guantanamo and into the court, thereby shining a light on the illegality of their treatment and detention...

http://www.counterpunch.org/berrigan01252007.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Politics for a billion

National Review
by William F. Buckley, Jr.

01/24/07

The round number is now $500 million. Five hundred million dollars is what each major party’s presidential nominee is expected to spend between now and Nov. 4, 2008. Today’s story focuses on Hillary Clinton’s decision not to accept public campaign financing. The analyst quickly explains everything about Hillary’s decision except what one would be most interested in hearing. Her camp explains the competitive situation: If she lay back and accepted the federal spending plan, her spending in the primaries would be capped at $150 million. But what of the competitors? Suppose Barack Obama sailed past that figure and just kept on spending, leaving Hillary stranded with the impecuniosity she had wished on herself? … But here, surely, is the unexplored question: What’s in it for the donors?

http://tinyurl.com/278up8


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Obama
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Cheney: Senate Resolution "Won't Stop Us"

CBS News

01/25/07

The White House reaction to the Senate resolution opposing President Bush’s decision to send more troops to Iraq came from Vice President Dick Cheney. In a word, he was defiant, saying about the general idea of a resolution, ‘It won’t stop us.’ ‘We are moving forward. The Congress has control over the purse strings. They have the right, obviously, if they want, to cut off funding’ …. He dismissed suggestions that the Bush administration’s credibility is on the line because of mistakes in Iraq as ‘hogwash’...

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/25/politics/main2397224.shtml



Hedgehog follies

The American Prospect
by Harold Meyerson

01/25/07

In the beginning, George W. Bush sent American forces into Iraq with no apparent thought about the sectarian tensions that could explode once Saddam Hussein was ousted. Now, nearing the end of his presidency, Bush is sending more American forces into Iraq with no apparent regard for the verdict of the American people, rendered in November’s election, that they’ve had it with his war. And, by the evidence of all available polling, with Bush himself. The decline in Bush’s support to Watergate-era Nixonian depths since he announced that his new Iraq policy was his old Iraq policy, only more so, stems, I suspect, from three conclusions that the public has reached about the president and his war...

http://www.prospect.org/web/view-web.ww?id=12401



Dick Cheney vs. reality

Mother Jones
by Daniel Schulman

01/25/07

By now there is a consensus, among lawmakers, military leaders, and the American public — even among the very same hawks who were beating the drum for this war — that Iraq is a horrible debacle. Of late, even our notoriously stubborn commander-in-chief has tempered his ‘mission accomplished’ rhetoric, allowing, in a recent policy address, that the situation in Iraq is ‘unacceptable’ and that ‘mistakes have been made.’ Apparently Dick Cheney didn’t get the memo. He is still telling that same old Iraq fairytale...

http://www.motherjones.com/news/update/2007/01/cheney_reality.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Cheney Spars with Blitzer Over Criticism of Iraq

Video

During an exclusive interview with Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room, an especially brash Vice President Cheney called criticism of his administration's handling of Iraq "hogwash".

http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/187/59/



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U.N. climate report will shock the world

http://in.news.yahoo.com/070125/137/6biat.html


Informant: NHNE

Scientists protest U.S. EPA library closures

http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/esthag-w/2007/jan/policy/jp_epa_libraries.html


Informant: binstock



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A clear message to Bush: No Escalation - No Way

http://www.giveemhellharry.com/page/petition/Escalation


Informant: Quechick Barnyard

Rachel's News #891

http://www.omega-news.info/rachels_news_891.htm

General Odom calls Iraq ‘the greatest strategic disaster in US history’

http://www.ufppc.org/content/view/5624/


From ufpj-news

Informant: Charles Jenks



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Odom

Energy Rhetoric, and Reality

"For six years, off and on, President Bush has been talking about the need for alternative fuels and conservation to make the country less beholden to unreliable sources of foreign oil. Yet, all he has to show for it is a growing dependence on foreign oil, a growing climate problem and an increasingly cynical public," critiques the New York Times.

http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/012507EC.shtml

The Woman Who Made Global Warming Cool

Ahead of a major UN scientific report on global warming to be released next week, David Brancaccio talks with Laurie David, an environmental activist and outspoken co-producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012507U.shtml



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Pelosi Hits Bush for Failing to Consult on Iraq Plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that President George W. Bush did not consult her before announcing his new strategy for the war in Iraq - a sign that, despite the cozy rhetoric, the relationship between Washington's two powerhouses has already had its share of friction.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012507T.shtml



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"Perfect Storm" for Peace Movement

On the heels of the president's State of the Union address, Judith LeBlanc, co-chair for the United for Peace and Justice coalition, described the situation as a "Perfect Storm" for the peace movement. This Saturday, peace movement organizers have planned what they call a "Peace Surge," a massive rally to be held in Washington, DC, to pressure Congress to end the war.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012507R.shtml



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Jan27

Strahlen-Käfig: Handyforscher warnen

Auf der Webseite der Reklamezeitung www.kreisanzeiger-online.de befindet sich ein sehr interessanter Artikel unter Überschrift "Strahlen-Käfig - Handyforscher warnen".

Die Zeitung wird an mehere hunderttausend Haushalte kostenlos verteilt, sie hat den Artikel in großer Aufmachung auf der Titelseite gebracht und als Titelthema auf Seite 3 fortgesetzt. Dies ist wirklich erstaunlich, weil sie sonst zum Thema Elektrosmog nie was brachte. Sollte hier auf einmal ein Umdenken statfinden?Aber lesen Sie selbst.

http://kreisanzeiger.azgn.de/index.php?&task=artikel&artikel_id=865


M.f.G.
Redaktion Elektrosmognews

Start mit Widerstand ins Jahr 2007: Tagesordnung, nächste Schritte und Jahresplanung

Rundmail des Aktionsbündnis Sozialproteste (ABSP) am 26. Januar 2007
http://people.freenet.de/omega_news/anschreiben_26_01_2007.pdf

Kuwait May Abandon Dollar Peg to Protect its Economy

Kuwait, the third-largest Arab oil producer, may abandon the dinar's peg against the dollar in favor of a basket of currencies to help minimize economic harm after the dollar declined.

http://tinyurl.com/28z8jp



Gulf states seen shifting away from U.S. assets

Oil-rich Gulf Arab estates are seen shifting their assets away from the United States, and Qatar is keen on customer states including Asia and Europe as destination, the country's financial regulator says.

http://tinyurl.com/2g5ns6


From Information Clearing House

USA may impose sanctions against Russia for selling 29 Tor-M1 complexes to Iran

The US administration may introduce sanctions against Russia for the recent delivery of Tor-M1 missile system to Iran. State Department Sean McCormack said Wednesday that such measures were likely to follow because the Bush’s administration harshly criticized Russia’s defense contract with Iran and urged the Kremlin to terminate it.

http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/25-01-2007/86770-TorM1-0



Russian influence worrying US: Putin

President Vladimir Putin hit out at Western criticism of the Kremlin, saying it was aimed at countering Russia's growing influence in the world.

http://www.gulfnews.com/world/Russia/10099284.html


From Information Clearing House

For the First Time, Americans Oppose Afghan War

Many adults in the United States express dissatisfaction with the war on terrorism, according to a poll by Opinion Research Corporation released by CNN. 52 per cent of respondents oppose the U.S. conflict in Afghanistan, up four points since September.

http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/14497


From Information Clearing House

National Peace March to Flood DC Streets

Americans angered by Bush's plans to escalate the Iraq war will flood the streets of Washington on Saturday, January 27, in a massive national peace march organized by United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ).

http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=3487


From Information Clearing House



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Jan27

No War on Iran! No Nukes!

As incredible as it might seem, the Bush Administration appears to be actively planning a military strike against Iran –- the beginning of a war which could dwarf even the Iraq war in its grim potential for devastating global conflict.

http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=3240


From Information Clearing House

Attack on Iran's nuclear facilities would be catastrophic says IAEA chief

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed el-Baradei said Thursday that a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities would have ''catastrophic'' consequences and only strengthen resolve in Tehran to make atomic arms.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3357064,00.html


From Information Clearing House



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Baradei

Escalation of US Iran military planning part of six-year Administration push

The escalation of US military planning on Iran is only the latest chess move in a six-year push within the Bush Administration to attack Iran.

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/Iran_The_Road_to_Confrontation_0123.html


From Information Clearing House

Blair looks weak and cowardly

He was willing to speak in the Commons on Iraq in advance of the war. Now he was nowhere to be seen.

http://tinyurl.com/yrp23m


From Information Clearing House

Iraqi occupation was idiotic: Iraqi vice-president

The Shiite vice president's comments came just a day after the influential US Senate Foreign Relations committee rejected President George W. Bush's plan to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq.

http://www.bakutoday.net/view.php?d=32665


From Information Clearing House



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=troop+surge

Inside Baghdad: a city paralysed by fear

Iraqi drivers are terrified of running into impromptu checkpoints where heavily armed men in civilian clothes may drag them out of their cars and kill them for being the wrong religion. Some districts exchange mortar fire every night. This is mayhem beyond the comprehension of George Bush and Tony Blair.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2183852.ece


From Information Clearing House



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Patrick+Cockburn

Troops' Brutality in Iraq

Video

Channel 4 News has obtained footage of brutality by mainly Shi'a troops in Iraq, egged on by US soldiers.

We see a joint patrol of US and Iraqi troops in Baghdad, where our camera captures the pretty brutal treatment meted out by the newly trained Iraqi soldiers to three suspected insurgents caught in a car, all to the accompaniment of laughter, whoops and egging on from the US soldiers who watch from their Humvee.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16253.htm



"I cannot stand the constant military raids in my home"

By Lina Massufi

"My life has been like hell over the past three months. US and Iraqi soldiers have raided my house more than 12 times. "My husband, Khalil, was killed during the US invasion in 2003 when he drove through a closed road and soldiers shot him dead.

http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/101/2/

The Coming War Against Iran

By Daan de Wit

Given the presence of four American submarines off the coast of Iran, Eduard Baltin, former commander of the Russian fleet, reasons that the U.S. is planning to attack Iran.

http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/108/2/



Congress' unanimous vote to nuke Iran
By Jorge Hirsch

What is going on in America today is equivalent to the following fictitious news story: Jan. 31, 2007: By unanimous vote, the two Houses of Congress passed today a joint "sense of Congress" resolution directing President Bush to "launch nuclear strikes against any non-nuclear-weapon state that undertakes military programs or operations that threaten US interests or those of allies and friends".

http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/104/2/



Poking his stick in a hornet's nest

By Daniel M Pourkesali

In a speech reminiscent of the one delivered in January 2003 when he portrayed Iraq as the most imminent threat to the security of the United States, Mr. Bush named Iran no less than 5 times as the new "determined enemy".

http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/105/2/



The World Agrees: Stop Bush Before He Kills Again

By Robert Scheer

Stop him before he kills again. That is the judgment of the American people, and indeed of the entire world, as to the performance of our president, and no State of the Union address can erase that dismal verdict.

http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/111/2/



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Jorge+Hirsch

PATRIOT Acts: The New De Facto US Constitution

http://conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?channelid=49&contentid=4170


From Our bill of rights



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Gonzales

Support the Peace March on Washington DC on Saturday January 27

Excitement Builds for Saturday's Anti-War Marches
http://tinyurl.com/2feafo

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Support the Peace March on Washington DC on Saturday January 27 by taking the march via this internet petition.... support our US brothers and sisters in the call for PEACE.. http://www.avaaz.org/en/global_peace_march/ Please pass this on...


Informant: Rosemary



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Kunstler warns: 'Don't be fooled by the fall in oil prices'

http://www.ufppc.org/content/view/5623/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Kunstler

National Organization for Women Calls for End to War in Iraq, Ready to March on Saturday

http://www.commondreams.org/news2007/0124-12.htm



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'Defend the Press' Organizes to Support Reporter Sarah Olson, Subpoenaed in Court Martial of Ehren Watada

http://www.commondreams.org/news2007/0124-17.htm



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Poor behavior by multinational corporations

Drug Company Novartis nominated for Public Eye Award, which recognizes poor behavior by multinational corporations, because of its challenge over cancer drug Gleevec in India.

http://www.commondreams.org/news2007/0124-16.htm



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Novartis

Our Mercenaries in Iraq

http://www.commondreams.org/views07/0125-25.htm



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=mercenaries
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Worse To Come: The Bush Presidency is Over

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Saving The Planet: Empty Gestures

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines07/0125-01.htm

Bush's 'Clean Fuel' Move May Cause More Harm, Say Environmentalists

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines07/0125-02.htm

U.S. Military Spied on Hundreds of Antiwar Demos

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines07/0125-05.htm



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Anti-War Groups Plan Surge on Washington

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Presidential Signing Statements under the Bush Administration: A Threat to Checks and Balances and the Rule of Law?

Congress Announces First Investigation Bush Administration

After Downing Street
Thu Jan 25, 2007 21:48

Congress Announces First Investigation into the Crimes of the Bush Administration

Submitted by davidswanson on Thu, 2007-01-25 19:47. Congress

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE Oversight Hearing on: "Presidential Signing Statements under the Bush Administration: A Threat to Checks and Balances and the Rule of Law?"

10:15 a.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2007, Room 2141 Rayburn House Office Building

PLEASE THANK Congressman John Conyers: (202) 225-5126, John.Conyers@mail.house.gov http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/17726



Executive Order Expands Presidential Power Over Agencies
Submitted by davidswanson on Thu, 2007-01-25 20:29. Media

By Michelle Chen, New Standard

Jan. 24 – The White House has quietly amended a key executive order to tighten the president's grip on federal agencies that enforce health, safety and environmental protections.

The new order, issued last Thursday, gives the White House's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) enhanced tools to oversee and interfere with federal regulations on everything from warning labels on medicines to safety standards for construction worksites.



Feingold to Introduce Bill to Cut off the Funding for the Illegal War: Go Russ!!!

Submitted by davidswanson on Thu, 2007-01-25 17:10. Congress

FEINGOLD CALLS RESOLUTION ON BUSH IRAQ PLAN TOO WEAK By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Sen. Russ Feingold had a message for colleagues who thought they were accomplishing something significant with a nonbinding resolution on Iraq Wednesday: They weren’t.

“My fear, Mr. Chairman, is this is slow walking,’’ Feingold said at a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which passed the resolution 12-9. “This is not a time for legislative nuancing. This is not a time for trying to forge a compromise that everybody can be a part of.’’

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/17714



Libby Trial: Oncoming Train
By Christy Hardin Smith @ 2:25 pm http://www.firedoglake.com/index.php?author=2

Christy Hardin Smith

About Me: Christy is a former attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children. Email: reddhedd AT firedoglake DOT com

Website: http://firedoglake.com

As a lawyer, your most valuable commodity in terms of courtroom and professional currency is your reputation for honesty, integrity and sticking to the agreed upon rules and the law, whatever the stakes of your case at bar. This morning, that question came running headlong like an oncoming train into the legal team representing Scooter Libby.

To set the scene, prior to the testimony of Craig Schmall, the CIA briefer for Dick Cheney and Scooter Libby, there had been a series of hearings and motions filed by the government, led by Patrick Fitzgerald, and Libby's legal team, primarily led in these matters by John Cline and Ted Wells, over the last few months preceding the trial. Judge Walton heard arguments on these matters under the CIPA rules and regulations, and then issued orders and memoranda laying out the procedures by which any of this information — relating to highly classified national security documents and intelligence — could be admitted, if at all, in the course of these legal proceedings.

In order to introduce the "memory defense" that Libby's legal team wants to use to defend Libby — the "my difficult job made me lie and forget" defense — Mr. Libby himself will have to take the stand because it is ultimately his memories which are at issue in terms of his state of mind and his alleged falsehoods to the FBI and the grand jury. During Mr. Schmall's testimony, the Libby defense team is trying to slip that memory defense and the national security information which has already been ruled, in part, to be very limitedly admissible, if at all, into the minds of the jury through a back door and a completely unrelated witness.

In effect, as prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald argued this morning, to "bootstrap" the evidence and the arguments into the case.

I can certainly understand wanting to defend your client with every legal weapon in your arsenal. I can also understand feeling constrained in terms of your defense because national security considerations require you to be circumspect in how you can or cannot introduce certain evidence into the trial proceedings. But the CIPA hearings in this matter occurred over a series of weeks, months even, and the Libby legal team has had quite some time ot work out their witness questions and other strategies to overcome this obstacle.

In fact, Judge Walton has bent over backward in a number of his rulings, pressing the government repeatedly for more expansive summary information to be provided as evidence for the jury's consideration — so much so that Fitzgerald and his team, and attorneys from the CIA had to start from scratch and re-draft and re-redact documents in order to fulfill the judge's orders. Posted in Uncategorized, CIA Leak Case, Libby Trial Live http://www.firedoglake.com/category/cia-leak-case/

APFN CIA LEAKGATE INFO AND LINKS: http://www.apfn.org/apfn/leakgate.htm


Source: http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=108684;show_parent=1



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Kyrill, GSM und UKW

8 Tage ist her, da war ich früh morgens auch unserem Hausdach, ca. 130 m von unserem GSM Sender entfernt, direkt in der Hauptrichtung der südlich ausgerichteten Sektorantenne.

Unsere Blechabdeckung des uralten Schornsteins wurde durch den Sturm abgerissen und hing an den Gewindestäben hoch oben fest, das Dach war noch feucht und die erste Sonne kam.

Irgendwie schön, richtig schön.

Ich konnte bis nachmittags Radio hören, mit dem Autoradio, mit dem mp3 Player, mit jedem normalen UKW Empfänger klappte der Empfang der 103,3 MHz einwandfrei, soll heißen störungsfrei. Nur bei einigen wenigen Ecken im Dorf, verwinkelten Gassen, und derartig abgeschatteten Orte hatte leichte ich Empfangsprobleme.

Was war geschehen?

Kyrill hat den Strom unterbrochen, erst eine Phase, dann gleich die nächste, und erst rund eine Stunde danach auch die letzte der drei Phasen, die uns versorgte.

Das war am Donnerstag Abend, den Solarakku hattten wir vorsorglich geladen, randvoll, genug um Tage unabhängig Licht und Radio zu haben, ausserdem Strom für den Lüfter unseres Kompostklos.

Und am Freitag morgen war der GSM Sender aus, stumm, still, als hätte es ihn und die Folgen hier nie gegeben.

Hier oben auf dem Dach, mit direkter Sicht auf den grossen Gleichberg, rund 8 km entfernt, tat der nächste GSM Standort seinen Dienst, wie gewohnt, ich konnte ihn messen und die Abschirmung des Daches reduzierte das Signal im Innenraum auf annähernd nicht "hörbar", beim Digimeter, und das bei voller Lautstärke.

Ohne Abschirmung gab es Werte von 003 bis 030 Anzeigenwert (empfindlichster Bereich).

Doch der störungsfreie UKW Empfang ist das Erstaunlichste.

Seit Jahren stelle ich Zusammenhänge fest, wenn wir mit dem Auto an Sendestandorten vorbei kommen, oder durch deren Richtkeule fahren. Immer diese wirklich unangenehmen Störungen, auch einige Kilometer entfernt von der Antenne selbst, insbesondere erstaunlich, denn hatte man früher, in den 80igern den besten Rundfunkempfang noch auf den Bergen, ist es heute oft das abgeschattete Tal, die geschützte Muldenlage oder ähnlich für Funkstrahlen abgegrenzte Bereiche.

Ja, GSM Strahlung breitete sich wie Licht aus, direkt, geradlinig und Reflexionen sind ähnlich die der Lichtstrahlen an Spiegeln.

UKW ist langwelliger und breitet sich scheinbar "fliesender" aus, das soll kein pseudotechnischer Begriff sein, oder werden, nein, sondern für nicht Techniker darstellen, dass langwelligere Wellen sich nicht nur in der direkten Linie der Sicht (LOS) ausbreiten, sondern auch ins Tal "strömen".

Die lieben Techniker aber und unseren Herrn der obersten Aufsicht möchte ich doch zu gerne fragen, wie ein bestehender und öffentlicher Dienst wie der UKW Rundfunk, landesweit durch einen Technik gestört werden darf, die dem Kommerz dient und keine Universaldienstleistung ist?

Niemand durfte je den UKW Rundfunk stören, da gab es mächtigen und schlimmeren Ärger.

Und nur weil da die Siemens- und Alcatel Leute nicht dran dachten, nur weil es keine Tests gab, habe ich persönlich nun seit 2001 Empfangsstörungen, täglich bei der Presseschau, bei den oft interessanten Themen bei dlf, D- Radio und manchmal auch B2.

Und die anderen Folgen, über 1% Krebstote hier um den Sender, bis 700% mehr Brustkrebs in Steinbach- Hallenberg?

Der Sturm brachte den Beweis, und ich nutzte die Zeit bis zum Nachmittag, da kam die erste Phase wieder und auch des GSM Signal. Hätte es nicht wie die dritte Phase bis Sonntag fernbleiben können?

Wirklich, selbst der kleine billige MP3 Radioplayer hatte im Dorf sehr guten Empfang bei 103,3 MHz, und der Weg am Mittag zur Schul- Bushaltestelle, direkt an den Sendeantennen vorbei, blieb erstmalig störungsfrei, so dass ich die internationale Presseschau 10 vor 13.00 Uhr beim Abholen meines Kleinen störungsfrei hören konnte.

Wo ist die Regulierungsbehörde?

Wo ist das Recht?

Wo ist die Nutzungsausfallvergütung, denn ich zahle explizit für diesen Radioempfang?

Ja, Konzerne, ob der Kleinfeldverein, oder die geHartzen, ob im Osten oder Westen, hier sehen wir ganz klar, was Sache ist:

Gerichte und Konzerne beugen sich dem Mammon, dem schönen Geld verdienen, ob unter Rotlichschein, oder mit Millionen unter der Tischplatte.

Denkt dran, vor nicht mal 10 Jahren, noch unter dem Dicken, wäre diese Aufwendungen noch steuermindernd gewesen, so dass wir letztendlich alle für die Lustreisen bezahlen.

Wie soll das ein entsprechend sozialisierter Vorstandsvorsitzender in vorgeschrittenem Alter noch adaptieren?

Schönes Wochenende aus dem frostig sonnigen, jedoch noch immer schneefreien Westhausen!


Bernd Schreiner, Dipl-Ing(FH) freier Architekt, Bauiologe
Landesverband Thüringen
http://www.buerger-gegen-esmog.de



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Universal Morality: A Proposition

http://www.lewrockwell.com/molyneux/molyneux34.html



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Republican Debt

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War as an Economic Evil

http://www.mises.org/store/Depression-War-and-Cold-War-P334C0.aspx?AFID=1


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Do we want other nations to interfere in our land?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/rozeff/rozeff133.html



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FALL KURNAZ: Steinmeier soll direkt in Planungen einbezogen gewesen sein

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,462380,00.html

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Fall Kurnaz: Steinmeier nahm an Sicherheits-Präsidentenrunde teil

26.01.07

Bundesaußenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) hat als Kanzleramtschef an der "Präsidentenrunde" der deutschen Sicherheitsbehörden im Oktober 2002 teilgenommen. Der Sprecher des Auswärtigen Amtes, Jens Plötner, bestätigte am Freitag in Berlin die Teilnahme Steinmeiers an dem Treffen des Gremiums. Einzelheiten wollte er nicht nennen. Damals soll das Gremium laut Medienberichten über das US-Angebot, den damaligen Guantanamo-Häftling Murat Kurnaz freizulassen, beraten haben.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet: http://www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=15207

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"Die Staatsanwaltschaft hätte schon Ermittlungen gegen Herrn Steinmeier aufnehmen müssen"

Der Hamburger Rechtsanwalt Bernd Rosenkranz erklärt im Telepolis-Interview, warum er Strafanzeige gegen den amtierenden Außenminister gestellt hat.

http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/24/24560/1.html



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Aide testifies Cheney helped effort to discredit Wilson

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Climate change more extreme than thought, US study to show

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